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Picked All My Parts, Need Experts Approval!!

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May 8, 2011 1:02:39 PM

Okay, so I was planning on dishing out near 1500 for this build.

I did however add a monitor (going to run a dual monitor setup)
and upgrade a few things (i5 to i7 for HT since I will be doing a lot of video editing and rendering)
Anyway, I would just like to have Experts final opinions and suggestions.
And would like to know if everything will be compatible and work well with each other.

Anyway, here I go!

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

MoBo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD (First One, For Storage): Western Digital AV-GP WD20EURS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

HDD (Second One, For Windows. May upgrade to SSD later) Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ODD: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

All Together including the Monitor, after tax and shipping, it comes up to $1900

Anyway, I wish to hear your feedback and possible suggestions.

Thanks again for everyone who helped me building this build, one guy in particular (striker410)

Cheers :) 

Edit #1: For those who may wonder what exactly I am using the PC for, its 2 main focuses are Video Editing and Rendering and Gaming.





May 8, 2011 1:33:34 PM

great build all in all, none of the changes I suggested are critical
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May 8, 2011 1:41:58 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Is there a big difference between the two psu? because the one I was planning on getting is $50 cheaper.
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May 8, 2011 4:34:17 PM

If your going to purchase from a retailer for a Canadian build...forget newegg canada. Direct Canada and Best Direct beat their prices most of the time, and they do Free Shipping. Newegg Canada is a total hose job. Those two retailers (Direct Canada and Best Direct) are affiliated....they both use the same address in BC.

http://www.directcanada.com/contact/ <------ Contact info/addy for Direct Canada

http://www.bestdirect.ca/contact/ <----- Contact info/addy for Best Direct
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May 8, 2011 5:27:51 PM

WOW!! Sir, you have just saved me like $200
Thanks man!!

I just hope that the service and delivery speeds are as good.

Do you know if like the warranties would differ between the two retailers??

Also, would love to have your feedback on my build.

Thanks again man.
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May 8, 2011 5:55:30 PM

idjlee96 said:
WOW!! Sir, you have just saved me like $200
Thanks man!!

I just hope that the service and delivery speeds are as good.

Do you know if like the warranties would differ between the two retailers??

Also, would love to have your feedback on my build.

Thanks again man.

Warranty's are the same with both of those retailers. Peeps on here have had good luck with them and they seem to be the hot item now seeing how NCIX is still hosing peeps on prices, and newegg canada charges an arm and a leg for shipping.

If I was going to make any changes on that build of yours...well I might do something like this....

If you don't plan on any hard core cpu over clocking ...like 4.8+ghz then I would see about this board down here. It's new on the market and it's a hot item atm...for price point and practicality. This board supports SLI/Crossfire, dual bios, etc....

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD9488&v... $153.19
Gigabyte P67X-UD3-B3 ATX LGA1155 P67 DDR3 3PCI-E1 2PCI 2PCI-E16 CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... <---- that's the board there

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... <---- and that's the board on newegg with more pics, reviews, etc...

That Corsair psu you chose is manufactured by Seasonic, as is this XFX down below.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC6621&v... $95.99
XFX 750W PRO750W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

Cases are a personal thing...but if your looking for a bit more room than that Antec 900 provides...well then this CM HAF 922 is worth taking a look at imo...

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11130AC5964&v... $79.69
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU

For RAM...these G.Skill Ripjaws have lower heat sinks than that Corsair Vengeance so less chance of getting in the way of that CM 212+ cpu h/s.

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&v... $81.95
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory



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May 8, 2011 6:44:43 PM

^ Excellent build Why me. Idjlee, this is the guy I recommended you get help from in the other post. He's the canadian pro lol.
The one thing I will say is, get a reference design 2GB 6950. Most people (~90%) are able to unlock them to 6970's, which give much greater performance. That Twin Frozr III is a good card, but does not have the dual bios switch which is so useful (may be necessary) to unlocking.
Other than that, make the changes suggested by Why me and you should be good!
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